The ten dollars you gave me ____ not enough to me.

a. are
b. is

Are they both correct?

Original Post
Nope, they're not, my friend. The form to use is is. When we deal with amounts of money, we think of the money as a single unit, so that's why the singular verb form.

But the sentence should be

The ten dollars you gave me is not enough for me.
Hi Richard,
What about:

The ten dollars (is/are ) on the table.
There (is/ten) dollars in my wallet.

Which verb is correct?
Last edited by tonyjab
The correct verb form in both of your sentences is still is, Tony.

Now, if we're specifically talking about individual bills, the grammar can change:

A: Did you leave any money for me?
B: Yes, I did. There are two five-dollar bills on the table.

Add Reply

Link copied to your clipboard.